ENVIRON 201 Lecture 24: ENVIRON 201 Lecture 24
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Department
Environment
Course
ENVIRON 201
Professor
John Benedict
Semester
Winter

Description
ENVIRON 201 Lecture 24 Urban Redesign Sustainable Communities How do we start thinking about redesigning our communities to be sustainable vs. How will we build the 50 of cities that havent been built yet? The biggest environmental choice you make vs. the biggest environmental choice we make o Houses, cars o How will those choices impact the world? Creating livable areas o Urban planning: designing cities to maximize efficiency, functionality, and beauty o Nowadays many metropolitan areas expand well beyond the city and need regional planning boards o Regional planning around Detroit (at least transit) involves four independent counties o Zoning is an important tool in land development and use Mandates what should be built where Residential, industrial, commercial zoning Residential typically divided into low, medium, and high density Government restrictions on private lands Opponents say restrictions violate individual freedoms Good growing o Smart growth using urban growth boundaries and land use policies to promote growth
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